PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 9, 2021 – Today, United Airlines becomes the most recent company to partner with the Share Winter Foundation, committing a $25,000 contribution to the organization.
“United is our first corporate partner from outside the ski and snowboard industry, which is a significant milestone in our growth” said Constance Beverley, chief executive officer at Share Winter Foundation. “We’re thrilled to gain their support during this breakthrough year as we expand our reach to 48 programs nationwide.”
This year, Share Winter is increasing its grantmaking, providing over 1.3 million in funding, launching 18 new programs across the United States, and expanding four of its existing programs. Share Winter expects to fund 45,000 youth this winter and aims to provide funding and resources for 100,000 youth, per winter, by 2028.
United, who serves more ski destinations in the country than any other airline, has a leading presence in many of the same communities that Share Winter is active within. And because they are a global airline who has shown a commitment to the ski industry, United’s partnership is a significant step in Share Winter’s ongoing efforts to open the doors to snowsports for underserved youth.
“Share Winter is a leader in growing diversity in winter sports,” said Janet Lamkin, senior vice president of market and community innovation at United. “The passion for skiing and snowboarding comes through in every skier and rider we fly, and it’s important we help foster growth for such a loved sport. We are proud to partner with Share Winter as they work to create more opportunities and access for youth across the country to enjoy the thrill of skiing and riding.”
From United’s seven hubs, the airline serves popular ski communities such as Aspen, Vail, and Steamboat Springs in Colorado, Mammoth Lakes in California, Big Sky in Montana, Jackson Hole in Wyoming and Sun Valley in Idaho. The airline also serves airports that are within proximity to many mountain locations, such as Denver International Airport and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Share Winter funds programs in each of these communities, and with United’s help, will be able to provide additional funding to support programs in these areas.
About Share Winter
Share Winter Foundation (“Share Winter”) is a non-profit grantmaking organization working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports, and create a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming winter sports community. Share Winter works closely with carefully selected grantees to build efficient, effective, sustainable winter sports programs and pipelines to ongoing winter sports participation. Through our partnerships, we strive to make winter sports accessible to a broader, more diverse community, and share winter with 100,000 youth by 2028. Learn more at www.sharewinterfoundation.org.
United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” In 2019, United and United Express® carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers. United has the most comprehensive route network among North American carriers, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. For more about how to join the United team, please visit united.com/careers and more information about the company is at united.com. United Airlines Holdings, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol “UAL”.